Melissa Hyatt is an accomplished watercolor artist, surface pattern designer, and illustrator. She loves to create and paint in her sunlit North Fork studio with her golden retriever April snoozing by her side. Melissa’s talent came in part from her two grandmothers, both artists who taught her to value the importance of creativity. Inspired by their artistry and commitment, Melissa graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in surface pattern design.

Melissa’s design skills were then honed in her work a design director for Waverly Fabrics, and she has worked in textiles as an artist, color consultant, and stylist for over twenty years. In 2015, Melissa launched her own brand. Her art has been seen on, bedding and dinnerware for Martha Stewart, fabrics for Waverly Fabrics, Schumacher, Home Accent Fabrics, and Belle Maison, bedding for Westpoint Home, home decor a for Pier One Imports and wallpaper for Brewster Wallcoverings. She has designed logos for Northforkin’ and artwork for album covers at Atlantic Records. Melissa has been invited to host pop up shops at West Elm and Pottery Barn, and in her spare time she teaches watercolor classes in the North East. Her designs are licensed with Calypso Cards, Surefit Industries, and Cold Water Creek, there are more exciting collaborations in the works.


Winner of Best Design at the North Fork Designer Showhouse for her hand painted floor cloth


Exhibitor at Blueprint Show NYC 2017, ‘18 and ‘19
Mattituck Laurel Library

Juried Show “North fork Light” at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library 2018

Southold Library 2017

South Street Gallery 10x10 show and group shows

Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck, NY 

First and South 2019

Peconic Cellar Door

Harvest Cafe, Simsbury, CT 2018

Simsbury 1820 House Gallery, Simsbury CT 2017, 2019

Main Road Biscuit Co. Jamesport NY 2019

Member at East End Arts

Community member at NOFO Artists Collective

As an art lover, entrepreneur and mother of two, I’m a firm believer that life is what you make it. At a place in my life where I was in transition from a divorce and beginning a new life as a single mom, I made the decision to live boldly as a watercolor painter and illustrator. I followed my passions and dove into what made me truly happy – creating beautiful artwork. From here my creative expression began to blossom and continues to teach me more and more about myself through my process and painting.
— Melissa Hyatt


Watercolor Workshops

November 6th Love Lane Kitchen

Art on display currently at:  

Beacheeky, Southold NY


Interested in displaying Melissa's art at your shop, restaurant or gallery? Want to see her work in your favorite shop, or do you own a store and want to become a stockist? Click here to contact Melissa





Southold Historical Society, Southold NY

Hydrangea Fine Gifts, Southold NY

Altman’s Needleworks, Mattituck, NY

Phoebe and Belle, Cutchogue, NY

Blue Sage Day Spa, Mattituck, NY

Southold Pharmacy, Southold, NY

Peddler’s Rest, Southold, NY

Old Orchard Farm Store,Orient NY

Sunset Motel, Greenport, NY

Beacheeky, Southold, NY

Peconic Cellar Door, Peconic, NY